Friday, June 27, 2008
today is my birthday


Yes, today is the day! And I will be celebrating with a little "Ladies Who Lunch"....I am so looking forward to that. A couple of people who have not been in Los Angeles for a while will be here....Joyce Van Patten, my dear dear pal since 1962 and the "Spoon River" days.....And the wonderful Kim Hamilton, who had gone back to Manhattan on Thanksgiving Day, 2007, and just returned a few days ago..... Oh yes, there will be a Birthday Cake......But not one that looks like the one above, oh no! It will be one that looks more like this one, below from 2007.....!And it will have another name on it this year too. Because one of the people coming has a Birthday very very close to mine. And though it probably will only have three tall thin tapers on it like the one above, it will look like this, to me! Here is what is very very weird: What I thought 77 was, was very very ancient. Well, it is, in many ways, but what people have always said about how they feel inside---in their hearts---is true! Young At Heart! I just wish my body felt the same damn way.....Oy! It is not fair. Truly. The "Golden Years"? They Suck, Bigtime!Never-the-less.....We Will Celebrate! And I will pretend that I am as young in body as I am in spirit and in my heart, because I will be surrounded by some pretty great women----All good and dear friends!
So, as always........




More To Come.......







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55 Comments:
had this to say:

Happy Birthday, Miss Naomi!

I truly hope that your day is filled with love and joy. You are such a beautiful soul with wonderful memories and life. Thanks for sharing with us.

Have a fabulous day,
Kisses,
Kristen

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 12:52:00 AM PDT 

Blogger Bud
had this to say:

Happy Birthday my friend. Remember...Its not how old you are, it's HOW you are old.
Naomi, you will NEVER EVER be old. Best wishes from your 78 year young friend. Bud

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 2:19:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy birthday my darling friend.

I'm going out this afternoon with some friends (not the Crazies) and will be raising a glass to the Birthday Girl all the way across the atlantic.

[hugs]

cq

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 2:50:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy, Happy 77th Birthday dear Naomi, our Old Old Lady of the Hills!

Have a terrific birthday and year to follow.

xx

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 2:58:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

A Very Happy Birthday Naomi!!

I am glad that you get to spend it with the ladies that lunch, and that some special friends will be there as well !! It should be a great day!!!

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 3:50:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday, my dear Naomi!

Love this post and your photo as a young girl is priceless! So beautiful!

I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your celebration with the "Ladies Who Lunch". I am looking forward to see the photos!

Many hugs and kisses!

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 5:19:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi - I rejoice with you today - Happy Birthday my dear friend - may all your dreams come true this year. Remember - age only matters if you are a wine or a cheese. Enjoy the day and I look forward to seeing the pictures from the ladies who lunch party. Hugs across the miles. Suzann

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 5:27:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday Dear Naomi,
Happy Birthday to You!!!

Have a super blessed day....

~:~carol~:~

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 6:01:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Sing, dance, eat cake!
And revel in the joy of celebrating another special day with special people.
Happy Birthday Naomi!

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 6:41:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Naomi, Good Morn. And Happy Birthday to you. Hope you have a great day. Enjoy your friends,and am sending a cyber hug to you from me.
Pat from NY.

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 6:58:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Huzzah!

Congratulations and just know, you're a spring chicken. My mom's 78!

Have a wonderful day but not too many fizzy drinks.

Cheers.

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 7:14:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

A very Happy Birthday to you:) Don't forget to make a wish and blow out the candles....Monica

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 7:15:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

For my dear friend, Naomi....A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
AND don't forget to visit my blog today....I'm also smiling, because I think I goofed! I thought YOU were 76 today! See....age, it's simply a number.
Enjoy that very special lunch and your very special day.
Much love and hugs to you, my friend.
Terri
http://www.islandwriter.net

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 7:19:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthdy lovely Naomi!
Greetings from Indiana.

I visit every day, but have been lax in commenting.

I can't wait to hear about the party.

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 8:02:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy happy birthday to a lovely lady! Hope your day is wonderful! :)

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 8:33:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Happy Birthday!!!! Your vitality will always keep you young! Have a really great day. And give Sweetie a bite of cake!

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 8:40:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Have a lovely, wonderful, Birthday Hope everyday is special for you and filled with happiness. Terri sent me! Take care. :-) from Joyce & all my critters >^..^<

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 9:58:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I wish you the HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS, Naomi!! As I get older, 77 is looking younger and younger to me....LOL. You are so young in spirit that no one cares what your chronological age is!

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 10:21:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy birthday! And many more!! xx

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 10:29:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday, Naomi. I know your day will be good surrounded by such wonderful friends. I wish you a blessed year ahead with fun surprises and genuine joys to enrich your life.

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 11:23:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy, happy birthday, Naomi!! I can't wait to hear about the party!

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 11:24:00 AM PDT 

Blogger b13
had this to say:

Have a fantastic day!

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 11:25:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday, dear Naomi. You bring such beauty and delight to my life, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that. How fortunate these lovely ladies are, to know YOU.

I hope your party is fully of whimsy and fun, and I hope your cake is delicious. Ice cream, anyone?

You'll all have a wonderful time. Wish I were THERE!

Love, Jane

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 11:46:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

You and my daughter share a birthday. She is 32 today...

Anyway, have a wonderful birthday celebration...enjoy being with the "ladies who lunch" ... and just relax!!!!

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 11:54:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Happy Birthday, Naomi! I was introduced to your blog by Terri (Island Writer) and I just LOVE it. What an amazing life you've lived. I especially loved the posts about your childhood at Huckleberry Farm and also your memories of the Ambassador Hotel. I'll keep reading....

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 12:18:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I hope your birthday is special in every way Naomi!! Enjoy the lunch, as I know you will, and I'm sure it'll all be yummy!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Big HUGS to you!!!

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 1:11:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

You're just too fabulous for words...

Happy Birthday!

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 1:34:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi, many, many happy wishes on your birthday! Who says 77 is old? You're unaffected by time. Enjoy every moment of your b-day celebration w/ all your dear friends. As you know, there'll be "more to come!"

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 1:40:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

My best wishes for your Birthday.
Hope you will have a celebration to remember.

btw. Sorry to interrupt on Thursday. It was only meant to be a surprise from me and Renny.

hugs
Tor

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 3:28:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday to a wonderful lady!

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 3:38:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

77 ain't so bad. As long as you wake up breathing every day, 77 is, in fact, just excellent! (Which, of course, is what I be.)

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 4:26:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Ooooooh, I can't wait to see the pictures! Happy Birthday, my dear friend, Naomi. Have a wonderful party.

Love, Anne

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 4:35:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy birthday... hope it is a great one... sorry I haven't been around in a while... seems work has been keeping me pretty much busy and I don't seem to find the time to catch up with people like I use to and now I have my new camera... I am off playing around with that... will be back again... take care and hope it was a great one for ya... take care and hugs to ya...

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 6:42:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

This year, I hope your body joins your mind in age.
I can't wait to see the photos!!

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 7:49:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Very very happy birthday to you, Naomi !:)

I hope you and your freinds have a wonderful celebration and look forward to seeing the pictures !

((hugs))
Loving Annie

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 8:02:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday to you! :)

(hugs)

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 10:03:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy, Happy Birthday!!

I hope you had a wonderful day today. And I know what you mean about the age thing.

Recently I was talking to a friend and I thought of being a kid, how many times I might trip, or fall, and just get up and keep on going. Now? Not so much. A fall is a big thing and even though I'm still relatively "young" falling is accompanied by a loud thud and and getting up is, sometimes, just as daunting as falling down.

But it really is how we feel isn't it? And even though sometimes I feel my age, my mind as a ... well mind of its own and that's what counts.

I haven't had the pleasure of meeting you however, for me, your words are my vision of you, and you are ever so the person in your photo. A wonderful photo with a cigarette in holder dangling from your lip, an eye on the cue ball and playing life on your terms. Just as we all should!

Happy Birthday Naomi, and here's wishing you many, many more!

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 11:18:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Wishing you a very happy birthday Dear! As you may remember, you share the day with my daughter and she turned 20! I no longer have a teenager in the house! Yeah me!! LOL

Can't wait to see the photos from you birthday celebration!! Sending you birthday hugs!

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 11:40:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous the fat lady
had this to say:

77!
"it's gonna be a very good year"
What a lucky lady! DOUBLE sevens!

Happy Birthday--and congrats on your 500th!

(LOTS) more to come--next week

the fat lady

Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 1:57:00 AM PDT 

Blogger rpm
had this to say:

Happy Birthday to you! I'm so glad to have found your blog because your sweet voice and memories and pictures are just wonderful! I always enjoy visiting with you.

Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 2:08:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Hope you had a wonderful day (and evening), Naomi! I love "sharing" your birthdays -- you're one in a million!

Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 5:55:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

MAZEL TOV, Naomi!! I hope your day with your fab friends was great, I can't wait to hear more about it. Oh, and I realize we're now TWO years late with our last gift (gulp!). As God is my witness...

Congratulations also on your 500th post! That is quite an accomplishment. I've been blogging longer and don't have anywhere near that many. You are THE blogger extraordinaire!!

Happy Happy Birthday!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 7:34:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I have a very young mother the same age as you - it helps me understand that aging is all in your head - and heart. Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 9:17:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Randy - Las Vegas
had this to say:

Naomi -- Beautiful Birthday Girl -- Can't wait to see the pictures like everyone else!!! Living in the NOW is all we have -- so enjoy Joyce and Kim and all your glorious friends!

Hugs, Hugs and Kisses for you the Birthday Girl - Lady - Woman !!

Randy

Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 9:46:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Hope you are glowing after your birthday celebrations.
And we all know there will be lots of photos to prove how much fun you had.
No one celebrates life as you do!

Sanna

Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 10:00:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday Naomi!!!! 77yrs. You are 19 years older than I am.

Right now I am feeling old, I hurt my arm yesterday and it is very tender. I'll see the doctor in about an hour and hope that I didn't tear anything.

I'm looking forward to hearing about your birthday party and seeing all of the pictures. Hope you had a great time.

Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 11:10:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Birthday Dear Friend. I hope it was a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 7:05:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

What a sweet little girl photo of you!! You have that same smile, and like you said, your heart is young and full of life.
The body just has a hard time keeping up!!!
Gravity takes its hitonious toll, and fat tends to stick around in every nook and cranny. Wrinkles and cellulite form and gray hair takes over.
But, we trudge on!!!!!!
:-)
:-)
:-)
Your blog posts reveal the spunk and vitality that make you the wonderful person you are. Poor health has not stopped you from milking joy from the nature of your surroundings and sharing stories and personal thoughts with all your blog buddies from all over the USA and around the world.
I hope your birthday was great fun with your lady friends who lunch.
I look forward to reading more about it.
I wish you improved health and many more birthdays to enjoy with those you love and who love you. I feel blessed to know you!

Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 9:50:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy Belated Birthday Naomi and wishing you the best of health always !!

Cheers to you and thank you for sharing all your wonderful life journey with us. I wish that by the time I reach 77 I have friends like yours to celebrate this special day too.

Have a great day Naomi :D

Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 7:58:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I feel like an absolute heel, I had every intention of calling you to say Happy Birthday and never did, to top it off we lost internet access for two freaking days ! So I couldn't even log on here to say it on your blog.
So a very very happy belated birthday from your Kiwi family :D
Our lives are all the richer for having known you Aunty Em !

Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 2:12:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Happy happy happy happy happy birthday!

Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 7:46:00 PM PDT 

Blogger PI
had this to say:

Now we are both the same age - till next year. And I hope it is a really good one for you Naomi.

Monday, June 30, 2008 at 3:19:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I hope you had a fantastic birthday!

Monday, June 30, 2008 at 7:46:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi- I've been catching up and missed your special day. Happy Birthday to you! Age is just a number. I don't know where time goes but it does seem to fly by. I hope you had a wonderful time with your lady friends, especially Joyce VP!

-Rick

Monday, June 30, 2008 at 8:26:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

belated birthday greetings!
i've been enjoying the pics you posted of the party ... i see God has blessed you with many gal pals ... something money could never buy !

Friday, July 4, 2008 at 1:32:00 PM PDT 

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